14 I am poured out like water,
    and all my bones are out of joint.(A)
My heart has turned to wax;(B)
    it has melted(C) within me.
15 My mouth[a] is dried up like a potsherd,(D)
    and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth;(E)
    you lay me in the dust(F) of death.

16 Dogs(G) surround me,
    a pack of villains encircles me;
    they pierce[b](H) my hands and my feet.
17 All my bones are on display;
    people stare(I) and gloat over me.(J)
18 They divide my clothes among them
    and cast lots(K) for my garment.(L)

19 But you, Lord, do not be far from me.(M)
    You are my strength;(N) come quickly(O) to help me.(P)
20 Deliver me from the sword,(Q)
    my precious life(R) from the power of the dogs.(S)
21 Rescue me from the mouth of the lions;(T)
    save me from the horns of the wild oxen.(U)

22 I will declare your name to my people;
    in the assembly(V) I will praise you.(W)
23 You who fear the Lord, praise him!(X)
    All you descendants of Jacob, honor him!(Y)
    Revere him,(Z) all you descendants of Israel!
24 For he has not despised(AA) or scorned
    the suffering of the afflicted one;(AB)
he has not hidden his face(AC) from him
    but has listened to his cry for help.(AD)

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  1. Psalm 22:15 Probable reading of the original Hebrew text; Masoretic Text strength
  2. Psalm 22:16 Dead Sea Scrolls and some manuscripts of the Masoretic Text, Septuagint and Syriac; most manuscripts of the Masoretic Text me, / like a lion

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